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Sweet Success With Sweetpotatoes

Sweetpotatoes are North Carolina’s state vegetable, and they’re not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Find out how North Carolina growers have positioned our state as the leader when it comes to production of this increasingly in-demand crop.

Dr. Todd Wehner, Cucurbit Breeder

A Special Specialty Crops Breeder

Todd Wehner’s decades-long work as a plant breeder have earned him recognition as a valued teacher and mentor, researcher and contributor to agriculture and agribusiness.

Todd Wehner

A Special Specialty Crops Breeder

Todd Wehner’s decades-long work as a plant breeder have earned him recognition as a valued teacher and mentor, researcher and contributor to agriculture and agribusiness.

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Alumna Alicain Carlson Finds Purpose, Joy in Improving Floriculture

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Alicain Carlson is exactly where she’s meant to be — working at Syngenta Flower, improving the vibrancy of bedding plants.

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Grant Continues Support of Crop DNA Replication Research

A new NSF grant will allow two Plant and Microbial Biology professors to continue their work of 17 years unraveling how plants control DNA replication and how this influences agronomic traits.

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Faculty Focus: Rellán-Álvarez Discusses Maize Research

Research by Rubén Rellán Álvarez and his lab focuses on understanding the genetic, metabolic and physiological mechanisms involved in maize adaptation to abiotic stresses.

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Clemson joins Southeastern University Small Grains Cooperative Breeding Program

A partnership with a cohort of Southeastern land-grant research universities is helping Clemson clear a major hurdle toward reviving its small grains breeding program: gathering the material to get started. Genetic material, that is, or germplasm.

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On Sept. 16, NC State Day of Giving Shows We’re Stronger as a Pack

On Sept. 16, NC State is holding a special, one-time fall edition of its annual Day of Giving fundraising event. Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack will focus on meeting students’ basic needs, need-based scholarships and diversity and inclusion programming.

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Syngenta Donates One-of-a-Kind Laboratory Equipment to N.C. PSI

Syngenta donated four plant growth chambers and a specialized weighing system to the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. At more than $1.5 million, this is the largest corporate donation to N.C. PSI, so far.

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A New IDEA: Pairing Trainees with Computational Experts During the Pandemic

This spring in the midst of a pandemic, a committee of CALS faculty members matched graduate students and postdocs with data they needed to analyze or model computationally to computational experts with the necessary expertise. Learn more about how the collaboration is going for three trainees.